Thursday, June 25, 2015

Judge Scalia's Scathing Attack on the Decision: 'We Should Call It SCOTUSCare'

From Justice Antonin Scalia dissent to today's Obanmacare ruling:

 1. “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’”
2. “Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.”
3. “Today’s interpretation is not merely unnatural; it is unheard of.”
4. “And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.”
5. “We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.”
(via ThinkProgress)


  1. J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI files are nothing compared to Obama’s NSA files. Chief Justice Roberts can attest to that.

  2. "Scathing Attack"??? A Scathing Attack would end with the resignation of the attacker

  3. "Words no longer have meaning"

    Cry me a river Scalia. The supreme court is there to rubber stamp any decision that will grow the state.
    They will read anything into the constitution to award more power to the central government.

    Scalia must be saying this for public consumption. He is a statist to his core which is the only reason he is on the Supreme Court in the first place.